Mar 26, 2021

The future of co-working

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Shared tables and communal kombucha taps are making a comeback as the pandemic winds down. Also on today's show: Streaming platforms are spending big bucks to keep you on your couch this summer.

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The Weekly Wrap

"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Sudeep Reddy of Politico and Ana Swanson of the New York Times about Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s comments before Congress, the state of the economic recovery, and the rest of this week’s news for the Weekly Wrap.

How SPACs help companies go public without an IPO

Mar 26, 2021
WeWork is merging with a special purpose acquisition company, hitting the stock market in a way that might be less costly and less risky.
WeWork, which provides space and services for co-working, is merging with a special purpose acquisition company to enable its stock to trade publicly.
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Pandemic brings short-term pain, long-term gain for co-working and flexible office space

Mar 26, 2021
Remote workers might be looking for an escape, and companies are ready to experiment.
Co-working spaces offer the kind of flexibility remote workers may need.
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Democrats in Congress in no hurry to overturn Trump-era regulations

Mar 26, 2021
The Congressional Review Act gives them the power to do so, but it also limits regulators' options in the future.
It's cherry blossom season in Washington. Congressional Review Act season, too.
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Streaming platforms are spending big to keep you indoors this summer

Mar 26, 2021
Big deals for theatrical releases and team sports are upping the competition for audiences.
Will this be you this summer? HBO Max, Netflix and Disney Plus certainly hope so.
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“Dog and human alike, we just have to figure it out”

Mar 26, 2021
Dogs returning to pet-care facilities are acting differently than before the pandemic.
Tara Robertson, owner of PupStars Pet Care in Chicago, works with one of her canine customers.
Courtesy of Tara Robertson

Music from the episode

Entrance Vacationer
Diving Woman Japanese Breakfast
Puff Lah KAYTRANADA
Brave New World The Foreign Exchange

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer